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Posted January 4, 2024
Bell Slope dark green helmet.

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Bell Sports recalled its Slope adult helmets because the strap anchor can dislodge from the helmet, failing to protect in the event of a crash.

Posted January 4, 2024

NANTES, France (BRAIN) — E-bike connective solutions company Velco has entered the U.S. market and will supply its technology to three brands in 2024.

Posted January 2, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — New company Friiway is offering an e-bike "leasing" program for Stromer or Riese & Müller models through a Bay Area retailer.

Posted January 2, 2024
Rob Kaplan.

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Industry veteran Rob Kaplan joined the Bulls Bikes USA team as head of sales on Monday. Kaplan has more than 30 years in the bicycle industry with most of his experience with e-bikes.

Posted December 29, 2023

While hardware sales cooled off dramatically post-pandemic in the bike industry, spending on bike-related travel is a bright spot as Americans shift their spending to experiences rather than products.

Posted December 28, 2023

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Saris Infrastructure has sold more than one million bike parking solutions and is currently working with Washington, D.C., to reimagine the city's infrastructure, providing nearly 2,000 bike docks so far, with more to come.

Posted December 28, 2023
Resilient retailers soldier on into 2024.

Our industry is awash in bad news. As we publish this in December, and Christmas layaways already a distant memory, it's certain that 2023 will turn out to be the worst sales year this century when corrected for inflation.

Posted December 27, 2023

When I read Rick Vosper’s October opinion/analysis piece, headlined "Nearly half of U.S. bike shops don't carry any Big Four brands," my obvious reaction was: “but more than half do.”

Posted December 26, 2023

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The United States Trade Representative announced Tuesday that existing Section 301 tariff exclusions will be extended until May 31. The exclusions for some China-made bicycle products were scheduled to end Sunday.

Posted December 26, 2023

MIAMI (BRAIN) — Micromobility company Bird Global Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and has started financially restructuring its operations while continuing to serve its riders, partner cities, fleet managers, and employees.

Posted December 20, 2023
Nils Amelinckx.

(BRAIN) — UK industry professional Nils Amelinckx, who helped establish the cycling side of Lyon Equipment, died Tuesday after a 6½-year battle with cancer.

Posted December 20, 2023

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BRAIN) — Industry Nine created an online store designed to benefit European consumers and provide faster shipping and service turnaround.

Posted December 18, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — E-mobility company eBliss Global will collaborate with Petra Automotive Products to utilize its dealership partners for delivery, setup, and support in North America for its ALWAYS e-bikes.

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